Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reader: Editorial on abortion is flawed

Commentary

I read Kerry Hubartt’s column in the Saturday July 28 edition, and I have a number of concerns. I understand that abortion is an emotional issue for many in our community, and while Kerry’s column attempts to enlist both science and justice in the pro-life position, I think that the ...

The Rant for August 1, 2018

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Can we please talk about how Democrat Joe Donnelly has been in Congress for a total of 12 years and never passed a single piece of his own legislation... At this point, a rock would be a better senator than him because it would do the same amount of work for less money! Shame on JoAnn Fabric, ...

BETTY STEIN: A little bit of this, a little bit of that

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As of this writing, the Baltimore Orioles have lost 74 games this season. I wondered if that was a record, so went to an old faithful friend Google, and no, that’s far from a record, but they are on pace for one. A team called the Cleveland Spiders back in 1899 lost 134 games in one season. ...

GALLERY: Political cartoons for the week of July 22

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Didn’t catch our daily pages in print? Well, you missed out on some of our editorial cartoons from syndicated artists who work at newspapers across the country. Here were the ones that made it in print this week, plus a few more for your enjoyment, or ire, depending on which side of the ...

KERRY HUBARTT: Both science and justice explain when life begins

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Two news stories this week highlight the basic difference of opinion in the great abortion debate — when does life begin? The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday affirmed a preliminary injunction issued last year by a U.S. district judge that blocked an Indiana mandate to force ...

The Rant for July 25, 2018

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Why on earth would you argue with a request from a flight attendant. Sounds like a deliberate try to make trouble to me and I saw nothing menacing about the flight attendant in the video that apparently went viral. Being civil goes both ways and I see so little civility. I wonder if being ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: We hope administration knows value of Coats

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Dan Coats is between a rock and a hard place. Will he continue as President Trump’s national security director, will he retire or will he be fired? We hope he stays where he is. Indiana’s presence in the Trump administration has been strong through Vice President Mike Pence and now Coats, ...

MARK FRANKE: Hamilton — not the musical, but the American Dream

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I am conflicted. I love history. One of my historical heroes is Alexander Hamilton. I wrote what was the equivalent of my senior thesis as an undergraduate major in economics on Hamilton’s plan to put the new nation on a sound financial footing. Needless to say, I have looked up to ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Baseball diamonds are not dog parks

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The attached picture is of two animals and their owner in the Hamilton Park Little League baseball diamond on Sunday July 8, 2018, 2 p.m. with animals off the leash. The owner did not clean up after the animals but I did get a picture of the repugnant treatment of a public park by an ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Good deed doesn’t go unnoticed

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I would like to thank the gentleman that took care of our bill (Covington Commons) at Nine Mile Restaurant on July 13. It made our day! We appreciate it so much. It was very thoughtful and we all thank him very much. — Bernice Berning, Fort Wayne To submit a letter to the editor, email ...